linden tree micro-tour

What's a micro-tour, you ask? For those of us unable to travel long distances or indeed book "proper" shows, the micro-tour is a way of performing to as many people as possible in a concentrated time frame, with the bonus of eating in your own home and sleeping in your own bed. My first micro-tour took place this May/June. Listen to highlights on my music page while you read all about it on my blog.

The autumn micro-tour will entail playing as many Toronto and GTA open stages as I can from early October till nearly Christmas. To add to the intrigue, each gig will feature a fresh batch of songs: there will be no repeats! All performances will be recorded, and I'll post a best-of-tour selection on my music page when it's all done.

Watch for dates below. One caveat: since these are all open stages, which can come and go like the wind, all listings are tentative until the day after the show. :-) Last-minute changes or substitutions may occur. Your best bet is to check the same resource I used to plan the itinerary, Gary 17's exhaustive Toronto Moon webzine. If it's listed there the day of, chances are it's a go. Hope to see you on tour!

event listings


Linden Tree Autumn Micro-Tour: Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show

Free Times Cafe, 320 College St., Toronto, ON

Free. I'll be playing one or two songs. Host: Brian Gladstone. "Join us for an intimate afternoon of great acoustic music. A good listening room filled with creative energy for artists, friends and fans to hang out."


Linden Tree Autumn Micro-Tour: Open Stage

Don Heights Coffeehouse, 18 Wynford Dr., #102, Toronto, ON

Child-friendly, all-ages. $5 per person, $8 for families, or pay what you can (includes coffee and cookies). I'll be playing one or two songs. "Don Heights provides a relaxed venue for local performers. Come and listen! Come and play!"


Linden Tree Autumn Micro-Tour: Open Stage

Fat Albert's Coffee House, 25 Cecil St., Toronto, ON

"Toronto's longest-running open stage, going since 1969." $3 cover includes coffee and cookies. I'll be playing one or two songs, depending on how many performers sign up. Featured artist performs at 9:00.


Linden Tree Autumn Micro-Tour: FreeF'all Sundays

Supermarket, 268 Augusta Av., Toronto, ON

Free. I'll be playing two songs. Hosts: Steve York and Tony Rabalao. "A weekly music party and community. Attracts performers of all styles from all over the world."


Linden Tree Autumn Micro-Tour: Open Stage

The Tilted Dog, 424 Parliament St., Toronto, ON

Free. I'll be performing three songs or more, depending on how many performers sign up. "Robert LaBell hosts this Cabbagetown tradition. Great acoustics, wood floors and comfortable couches."

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